Filmmaker Tiffany Shlain, who is known as the creator of the Webby Awards, is finding large audience for her Web series called “The Future Starts Here,” with some 20 million views over the three months since it launched. We spoke with her at CES earlier this month about her show and its surprising success.
VICE, the fast-growing edgy news/entertainment/lifestyle video producer and syndicator of Web original video has taken a $70 million investment from 20th Century Fox which puts the valuation of the Brooklyn-based company at a whopping $1.4 billion, according to a report in the Financial Times. The FT expects a deal to be announced today, Monday. In […]
ANAHEIM — Today’s video creators have a wide variety of options when it comes to distributing their videos, from YouTube and Vimeo to Blip.tv, Hulu, Dailymotion, and beyond, yet many content creators are using YouTube alone. Yuri Baranovsky, co-founder of Happy Little Guillotine Studios, says “sticking to just YouTube isn’t the best option.” We spoke […]
ANAHEIM — One of the biggest themes at VidCon this year was Multi-Channel Networks (MCNs), like Maker Studios, Fullscreen, Machinima, Revision3 and others, and their role in the YouTube ecosystem. We spoke with Sarah Penna, Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of media company and MCN Big Frame to find out more about these networks in […]
The title and thumbnail accompanying online content plays an impertative role in how effectively it shared on the social media space, says the content recommendation firm, Outbrain's COO, David Sasson, in this interview with Beet.TV
ANAHEIM, CA –Thursday at VidCon, Blip.tv announced that they will start producing their own original content with the launch of Blip Studios.
Discovery Communications’ burgeoning digital content will soon shape some of the organization’s TV franchises, in terms of content, says its Chief Digital Officer, JB Perrette, in this video interview with Beet.TV
Multi-platform arts video network Ovation, announced Kaltura as its video management and distribution platform.
DBG, the New York/LA-based Web video production and syndication company, has launched a highly produced home design show called "Spaces" on YouTube.
Online video superstar Felicia Day launched a new YouTube channel today called “Geek and Sundry” billed as the “very best of indie geek culture” that rolls out with several new original series. Beet.TV first caught up with Day in January at CES where she gave us the early details on the new project.
Consumers will tolerate more ads and stay tuned into online TV when networks up the ad load, according to data I came across during my reporting on Comcast’s TV Everywhere initiative.
SAN FRANCISCO – Jane Goldman, editor in chief of CHOW, the CBS Interactive food site, is finding success with instructional videos as short as 30 seconds.
To lure more ad dollars and improve the quality of Web TV shows, the International Academy of Web Television is developing a set of best practices for Web TV creators, Beet.TV has learned.
Online video network Revision3 is hiring, adding new advertisers, and charting a course toward profitability by year end, the company’s CEO Jim Louderback told me during an interview at the NATPE conference in Las Vegas.
LAS VEGAS — As one of the top-rated cable networks, USA continues to bet heavily on digital extensions to grow and nurture audiences for its programs, said the network’s digital strategy VP Jesse Redniss.
CBS-owned TV.com plans to launch its first original Web series this month with a weekly recap of prime-time programming, the New Media Minute has learned. The show will be hosted by Web veteran Julie Alexandria. The show will include clips, commentary, and an interactive poll.
The consumer packaged goods giant Kimberly-Clark recently launched a 10-episode Web series on green home improvement tips sponsored by Scott's Natural.
Rainbow Media’s IFC.com plans to introduce an original Web series each month from July through November, the company told Beet.TV.
We were excited to see Gary Vaynerchuk, the host of Wine Library TV, reveal the best wine's for Valentine's Day love on The Today Show this morning.
Next New Networks received 300 million video views in 2008–three times more than in 2007, CEO Lance Podell told me at the AlwaysOn conference last week. We're betting Obama Girl helped boost those numbers quite a bit,